In 1972/73, a group formed by DGON, the West German association concerned with navigation, carried out the study "Optimum Arrangement of Bridge of Sea-Going Ships" on behalf of the Federal Government. The aim of the study was to develop a concept for improving the bridge so as to optimise the working procedures carried out there, due consideration being given to safety regulations and to suitable and comfortable seating arrangements. Although a report on the study was published shortly afterwards, the present Author has found that its contents are not sufficiently known and that there are some misunderstandings about them. He therefore discusses the report and points out its significance for both shipbuilders and the manufacturers of navigational and associated equipment. The operational functions on the bridge can, according to the study, be divided into: Command, Navigation, and Safety. Various bridge arrangements and layouts for these functions are described and shown in sketches, and are discussed. The optimisation concept will require some initiative on the part of both equipment manufacturers and shipbuilders, and this aspect is considered in relation to the dimensional standardization of bridge equipment and with particular reference to visual obstructions such as masts and derricks. The use of cranes instead of derricks would be an important step in the right direction, and the possibility is mentioned of using cranes in pairs in a union-purchase arrangement. Order from: BSRA No. 47,390.

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    Seehafen-Verlag Erik Blumenfeld

    Celsiusweg 15, Postfach 1347
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  • Authors:
    • Winnicker, G
  • Publication Date: 1977-7


  • German

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00172948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM